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Blue Lake Hut - Bobs Hut

Bob's Hut

Bob's Hut

First view of Bob's Hut across the grassy flat (in the middle of the photo at the treeline - it ...   More ▶︎
St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A 9-day 100km tramp via the Thompson, D'Urville and 3 Tarns Passes Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Profile : St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

Profile : St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A useful profile of the 100km tramp - with a couple of bad weather alternatives : 1. low route past Speargrass ...   More ▶︎
Blue Lake campsite

Blue Lake campsite

nestled in and around a clump of trees, in front of the lake - Feb 2013   More ▶︎
descent to the head of Lake Constance

descent to the head of Lake Constance

after sidling across tussock grass, the descent from the bluff above the lake is pretty much tracked - and poled ...   More ▶︎
Blue Lake

Blue Lake

at the outlet end, the greens of Blue Lake dominate - considering the mists hovering above, the colour is indeed ...   More ▶︎
Blue Lake

Blue Lake

considering the grey skies at the time, Blue Lake lives up to the name - and throws in some irridescent ...   More ▶︎

Picton to Aspiring

An aborted alpine traverse. Picton to West Cape, but aborted at Aspiring due to real world emergencies back home. Posted ...   More ▶︎
Blue Lake Jan 2007

Blue Lake Jan 2007

This was a 'rite-of-passage' tramp for my 13 year old son. We helicoptered in to the Waiau Pass and then ...   More ▶︎
Drying Out

Drying Out

Got drenched on the way up to Blue Lake Hut. Tried to dry out once we'd gotten the stove alight.   More ▶︎
Blue Lake Hut Panorama

Blue Lake Hut Panorama

Taken outside Blue Lake Hut, Nelson Lakes NP. Moss Pass is up there somewhere, but our route was past Lake Constance ...   More ▶︎
Nelson Lakes double figure eight with a reverse twist

Nelson Lakes double figure eight with a reverse twist

January 2008. A seven day epic up and over Lake Angelus from Speargrass Hut, then up the Sabine River, over Waiau ...   More ▶︎
Lake Constance

Lake Constance

Lake Constance, Nelson Lakes National Park. taken part way up to Waiau pass March 2003.   More ▶︎

St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

A 5-9 day north-south route from St Arnaud to the Lewis Pass, via Travers Pass, Waiau Pass, Thompson Pass and ...   More ▶︎
Lake Constance

Lake Constance

above the loose scree section of the climb to Waiau Pass (looking to Lake Constance) - easier going from here Feb ...   More ▶︎
Sidling above Lake Constance

Sidling above Lake Constance

recent discussion about the track above Lake Constance (Campfire forum, Lake Constance - Waiau Pass Safety topic) has prompted me ...   More ▶︎
Route Guide: St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

Route Guide: St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

A 5-7 day north-south route from St Arnaud to the Lewis Pass, via Travers Pass, Waiau Pass, Thompson Pass and ...   More ▶︎
Bob's Hut

Bob's Hut

Bob was to be absent when I arrived - though a cross outside hints at possible reasons. Hut book entries ...   More ▶︎
Bob's Hut

Bob's Hut

Bob's Hut, West Matakitaki   More ▶︎
Lake Thompson

Lake Thompson

A view of the beautiful Lake Thompson, a short distance from Thompson Pass   More ▶︎
Bob's Hut

Bob's Hut

Bob's Hut, located in wide valley flats on the west branch of the Matakitaki River.   More ▶︎
Blue Lake

Blue Lake

Blue Lake is a small, pretty lake dammed by boulders at the head of the Sabine Valley. Beyond is Lake ...   More ▶︎
Sabine Valley - Blue Lake - D'Urville Valley

Sabine Valley - Blue Lake - D'Urville Valley

A circuit along neighbouring valleys at the hear of Lake Rotoroa, passing the picturesque Blue Lake, and crossing Moss Pass. ...   More ▶︎
Lake Thompson

Lake Thompson

Lake Thompson, just below the Thompson Pass in the Nelson Lakes   More ▶︎
Lake Constance

Lake Constance

Looking south across the lake to Waiau Pass. The southern end of the lake is dammed by an ancient, massive ...   More ▶︎
Lake Constance

Lake Constance

From the ascent to Waiau Pass. Looking down the West Sabine valley.   More ▶︎
Lake Thompson, Nelson Lakes

Lake Thompson, Nelson Lakes

A good summer camping spot at Lake Thompson in the Nelson Lakes. This lake is at 1700m, at the head ...   More ▶︎
Lake Thompson, Nelson Lakes

Lake Thompson, Nelson Lakes

A good summer camping spot at Lake Thompson in the Nelson Lakes. This lake is at 1700m, at the head ...   More ▶︎
Descent from Lake Thompson

Descent from Lake Thompson

This is the route we took from our camp at the outlet of Lake Thompson down to the Waiau Valley ...   More ▶︎
Waiau Pass towards Thompson Pass

Waiau Pass towards Thompson Pass

Looking nearly due south towards Lake Thompson (blue horizontal strip above my head), a very prominent fault to its right ...   More ▶︎
Lake Thompson Panorama

Lake Thompson Panorama

Making dinner at Lake Thompson, alpine upper Waiau River. Just outside of Nelson Lakes National Park   More ▶︎
Thompson Pass & Sth Island Alpine Fault line

Thompson Pass & Sth Island Alpine Fault line

A view from Waiau Pass which clearly shows the alpine fault line as it heads south through Thompson Pass.   More ▶︎
Waiau - Clarence Pass Lake Tennyson Circuit

Waiau - Clarence Pass Lake Tennyson Circuit

A challenging 4-5 day circuit in the St. James Conservation Area / Nelson Lakes National Park featuring two alpine pass ...   More ▶︎
Lake Constance

Lake Constance

View down to Lake Constance from Waiau Pass   More ▶︎
Thompson - D'Urville sidle

Thompson - D'Urville sidle

Cyan shows our actual route from Thompson Pass to D'Urville Pass. Red is Skiveoff's GPX route (downloadable from this website). In ...   More ▶︎
Blue Lake Hut

Blue Lake Hut

Located beside tiny Blue Lake at the head of the Sabine Valley. West, Moss Pass leads to the D'Urville Valley. ...   More ▶︎
Blue Lake Hut

Blue Lake Hut

This hut is located next to the cold but pretty Blue Lake just north of Waiau Pass.   More ▶︎
Blue Lake

Blue Lake

Tiny Blue Lake viewed from the track to Lake Constance.   More ▶︎
Thompson Pass

Thompson Pass

Caroline Creek Hut, Upper Waiau Valley to East Matakitaki Hut via Thompson Pass & Unamed Pass   More ▶︎
Thompson Pass

Thompson Pass

Caroline Creek Hut, Upper Waiau Valley to East Matakitaki Hut via Thompson Pass & Unamed Pass   More ▶︎
Nelson Lakes National Park

Nelson Lakes National Park

An alpine park of beech forests, valleys, and glacial lakes, offering some relatively easy walking. Established in 1956. Highest point: ...   More ▶︎
Max Smart memorial plaque, Matakitaki valley

Max Smart memorial plaque, Matakitaki valley

Memorial plaque to Max Smart on the true left of the Matakitaki upriver of the East Matakitaki Hut. The quote ...   More ▶︎
Lake Constance, Nelson Lakes

Lake Constance, Nelson Lakes

Lake Constance in the Nelson Lakes, viewed from the Waiau Pass   More ▶︎
Blue Lake, Nelson Lakes

Blue Lake, Nelson Lakes

Blue Lake in the Nelson lakes. Viewed from the moraine wall below Lake Constance.   More ▶︎
St James Conservation Area

St James Conservation Area

A large new recreational area featuring tussock grasslands, and including the headwaters of the Waiau and Clarence Rivers.   More ▶︎
D'Urville Pass

D'Urville Pass

an easier route (red) to D'Urville Pass Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Lake Constance

Lake Constance

from the bolder field above the lake, near the track to Waiau Pass - Apr 2011   More ▶︎
Upper D'Urville valley

Upper D'Urville valley

Upper D'Urville valley, descending from Thompson Pass towards D'Urville Hut. Nelson Lakes.   More ▶︎
East Matakitaki Valley from David Saddle

East Matakitaki Valley from David Saddle

East Matakitaki Valley from David Saddle, Nelson Lakes   More ▶︎
The hills are alive

The hills are alive

Walking from West Sabine Hut to Blue Lake, the heavens opened and the mountainside just came alive, sprouting waterfalls all ...   More ▶︎
East Matakitaki from David Saddle

East Matakitaki from David Saddle

East Matakitaki valley from David Saddle   More ▶︎
East Matakitaki Hut

East Matakitaki Hut

beside the river and at the southern end of the flats, we found this 6-berth hut in great condition Feb 2013   More ▶︎
East Matakitaki Hut

East Matakitaki Hut

East Matakitaki Hut (6 bunk, matresses, fireplace, creek water) lies on river flats in the upper Matakitaki valley (east branch). ...   More ▶︎
East Matakitaki Hut

East Matakitaki Hut

East Matakitaki Hut in the east branch of the Matakitaki Valley.   More ▶︎
West Matakitaki valley

West Matakitaki valley

West Matakitaki valley, heading from Bob's Hut to Three Tarn Pass   More ▶︎
Upper D'Urville bivi

Upper D'Urville bivi

2 bunk no toilet just a shovel. good base for hunting welcome shelter or last stop before david saddle before ...   More ▶︎
Caroline Creek Bivvy

Caroline Creek Bivvy

A nice little bivvy with 2 canvas bunks and an open fire   More ▶︎
Caroline Creek Bivvy

Caroline Creek Bivvy

Caroline Creek Bivvy   More ▶︎
W Matakitaki - Ada Pass Hut

W Matakitaki - Ada Pass Hut

Treeline in West Matakitaki Valley to Ada Pass Hut, via 3 Tarns Pass An actual, recorded, gpx – the only thing ...   More ▶︎
George Lyon Hut

George Lyon Hut

George Lyon Hut on the D'Urville River is a 16 bunk DoC hut. The hut is divided into 2 rooms ...   More ▶︎
George Lyon Hut

George Lyon Hut

Formerly Ella Hut, located on the D'Urville River.   More ▶︎
Clarence Pass

Clarence Pass

Climbing towards Clarence Pass from the East Branch of the Sabine River.   More ▶︎
West Matakitaki Valley

West Matakitaki Valley

traveling up the valley to 3 Tarns, it's easiest to keep to the river until the last push to the ...   More ▶︎
Waiau Hut

Waiau Hut

New hut on the Waiau Pass Track and Te Araroa Trail. This hut was opened 27 January 2018, and constructed ...   More ▶︎
Waiau hut

Waiau hut

Waiau hut. 6-February-2018   More ▶︎
Three Tarns, Three Tarns Pass

Three Tarns, Three Tarns Pass

Three Tarns, Three Tarns Pass - at the head of the West Matakitaki Valley   More ▶︎
West Sabine River

West Sabine River

West Sabine River, below West Sabine Hut, Nelson lakes   More ▶︎
West Sabine Hut

West Sabine Hut

April 2010 - small wood burner inside....but sufficient   More ▶︎
West Sabine Hut

West Sabine Hut

Located in the West Branch of the Sabine River, south of Lake Rotoroa.   More ▶︎
West Sabine Bridge

West Sabine Bridge

Feb 2013 - Just upstream from the hut, the new bridge was a pleasant surprise as the DOC website didn't ...   More ▶︎
Downie Hut

Downie Hut

Downie Hut is an old board and batten hut with a large open fire place. The original shingle roof now ...   More ▶︎
West Sabine Hut

West Sabine Hut

an inside shot - Apr 2011   More ▶︎
3 Tarns Pass

3 Tarns Pass

from the Pass, looking back to the 3 tarns the better camping is on the south side of the pass Feb 2013   More ▶︎
South side of 3 Tarns Pass

South side of 3 Tarns Pass

campsite and tarn as sunset approaches Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Mt Franklin

Mt Franklin

taken on the descent from Travers Pass into the E Sabine River - Apr 2011   More ▶︎
Rainbow Pass

Rainbow Pass

looking across the tarn, the climb to the top of the pass is steeper than it looks in this photo ...   More ▶︎
Rainbow Tarn

Rainbow Tarn

the tarn below Rainbow Pass, looking to Mt Travers - Apr 2011   More ▶︎
Travers-Sabine

Travers-Sabine

Two river valleys linked by a straightforward alpine saddle at 1800m   More ▶︎
Travers-Sabine Saddle

Travers-Sabine Saddle

Going over the saddle looking west towards the Sabine Valley - April 2010.   More ▶︎
Molesworth Recreation Reserve

Molesworth Recreation Reserve

An iconic high country station located behind the Kaikoura Ranges.   More ▶︎

Phil and Lori at Travers Saddle

A couple of American trampers I met back in 06. Soon after this crossing we got hit by a bit ...   More ▶︎

Phil and Lori at Travers Saddle

A couple of American trampers I met back in 06. Soon after this crossing we got hit by a bit ...   More ▶︎
Rainbow Pass from the south

Rainbow Pass from the south

Rainbow Pass: a steep, tricky pass with serious exposure. I took the green route shown ... the red may, or ...   More ▶︎
Travers Pass

Travers Pass

Looking down onto Travers Pass from Rainbow Pass. The main track is on the far side.   More ▶︎
Sabine

Sabine

Sabine river from Travers Pass   More ▶︎
Travers Pass

Travers Pass

final ascent to Travers Pass - Mt Travers in the background - Apr 2011   More ▶︎
Travers Pass

Travers Pass

beginning of the climb to Travers Pass, looking down the Travers Valley - Apr 2011   More ▶︎
Upper Travers Hut

Upper Travers Hut

Upper Travers Hut with Travers Pass beyond, Nelson Lakes   More ▶︎
Burn Creek Hut

Burn Creek Hut

The little hut with a steep-pitched roof is located just under the Emily Peaks next to some beech forest. Given ...   More ▶︎
Burn Ck Bivvy

Burn Ck Bivvy

A basic 2 bunk bivvy that has seen better days. Burn ck is fairly tight and gorgey with plenty of sidling ...   More ▶︎

Paske Hut

Hut in the headwaters of Paske Creek, beneath the St Arnaud Range. Passes beyond the hut lead into the head ...   More ▶︎

Upper Glenroy Hut [Removed]

Hut located on the upper Glenroy River. Removed about 2005.   More ▶︎
Paske Hut

Paske Hut

Paske Hut and the towering walls of the head basin beyond. The two valley cutting left lead to the Paske-Clarence ...   More ▶︎
Paske Valley

Paske Valley

Paske Valley - looking down from the hut   More ▶︎
Waiau Valley

Waiau Valley

The view up toward Waiau Pass from beneath Maling Pass. The Waiau Pass is up to the left.   More ▶︎
Maling Pass to Lake Guyon

Maling Pass to Lake Guyon

From Lake Tennyson, cross Maling Pass into the deep Waiau Valley, then turn off to Lake Guyon.   More ▶︎
Ada Cullers Hut

Ada Cullers Hut

Ada Cullers Hut is an historic Hut about 15 minutes from Christopher Hut on the St James Walkway. 4 bunks   More ▶︎
Ada Cullers Hut

Ada Cullers Hut

Christopher (Ada) Cullers Hut.   More ▶︎
Mt Travers

Mt Travers

Mt Travers from Upper Travers Hut - 2338m - Apr 2011   More ▶︎
Upper Travers Hut

Upper Travers Hut

April 2010   More ▶︎
Upper Travers Hut

Upper Travers Hut

The original hut has been replaced by a larger hut. The new hut is in the shelter of the trees ...   More ▶︎
Upper Travers Basin

Upper Travers Basin

The pot belly stove in the new hut at Upper Travers got a strong workout in the winter of 2004. ...   More ▶︎
Upper Travers

Upper Travers

Looking down on Upper Travers Hut   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass National Reserve

Lewis Pass National Reserve

A small park occupying the forested valleys around Lewis Pass and bordering Lake Sumner and Victoria Forest Parks as well ...   More ▶︎
Boyle Flats Hut

Boyle Flats Hut

Perched high on a river terrace, accessed from a swingbridge 'on the Boyle'.   More ▶︎
St James Walkway

St James Walkway

A long and easy walk on St James Station near Lewis Pass. Beech forest, mountain scenery, farmland, wild horses, mud.   More ▶︎
St James Walkway June 2009

St James Walkway June 2009

Gloriana and the Faerie Queene, on a brilliant winter's day.   More ▶︎
Ada Cullers Hut

Ada Cullers Hut

Tidy old shack provides shelter and shade from the elements. No mattresses or water supply.   More ▶︎
Christopher Hut

Christopher Hut

Christopher hut.   More ▶︎
Christopher Hut

Christopher Hut

Christopher Hut on the Ada River. Part of the Saint James Walkway   More ▶︎
Morgan Hut

Morgan Hut

Morgan Hut on the D'Urville River. 10 bunks and lots of sandflies.   More ▶︎
Morgan Hut

Morgan Hut

After dinner, before cards   More ▶︎
Morgan Hut

Morgan Hut

Located on the D'Urville River south of Lake Rotoroa.   More ▶︎
Morgan Hut

Morgan Hut

The new hut, about 1km further up from the old site.   More ▶︎
Wairau-Paske saddle

Wairau-Paske saddle

The saddle at the head of the Wairau, crossing into the Paske. Tiring climbing on loose scree, but a non-technical ...   More ▶︎
Ada Pass Hut

Ada Pass Hut

Ada Pass Hut after a seasonal March snowfall.   More ▶︎
Ada Pass Hut

Ada Pass Hut

Ada Pass Hut (sleeps 14 on platform beds, matresses, stove, tank & river water) is a large, comfortable two-room hut ...   More ▶︎
Ada Pass Hut

Ada Pass Hut

20-bunker nested into the bush edge with excellent sub-apline vista from the balcony.   More ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge, Ada Pass

Cannibal Gorge, Ada Pass

An easy overnighter through the pretty bush of Cannibal Gorge and on to the alpine views of Ada Pass.   More ▶︎
Rainbow valley

Rainbow valley

Ascent towards the Rainbow Pass   More ▶︎